New York Times Taxi crash kills John F. Nash Jr.

John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86.

Mr. Nash, and his wife, Alicia, 82, were killed when the taxi they were riding in lost control and hit a guard rail and another vehicle, said Sgt. Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police.

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John Forbes Nash Jr. and his wife, Alicia Nash, in 2002. Credit Frank Jacobs III/The Times of Trenton, via Associated Press